The events on Sunday comprise the largest incident of civil disobedience ever witnessed in the Jewish state.
These children are living in deep red-zone areas, including Bnei Brak, Beitar Illit, and some Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Other Health Ministry officials disagree
Government set to battle on Tuesday over first stage of lockdown exit strategy.
Some 3,000 children from the unrecognized Bedouin village of Wadi al-Na'am were forced to stay home, as the rest of the country's youth made its way to schools earlier this week.
About 2.4 million students entered kindergartens and schools on Tuesday, as the school year began amid restrictions due to coronavirus.
We all need to internalize that life cannot go back to pre-corona normal. That means that parents need to regulate what their children do and who they see outside of the classroom.
Parents and local authorities would prefer not to open schools in red zones.
The Education Ministry and the Teachers’ Union agreed to continue discussions.
Coronavirus czar clashed with education minister late into the night * 2.4 million students return to class * 14 people died on Monday